“I’ve been going down the detective line,” says Sandilands
As warned on Monday, Kyle Sandilands opened his little black book of secrets on Nova and 2Day FM this morning, unleashing a barrage of his competitor’s “dirty” tactics.
“I’ve been going down the detective line,” he opened the segment with. “I’m more disappointed in the behaviour of these other stations.”
He took no prisoners on today’s KIIS 106.5 breakfast show with co-host Jackie O. Among the revelations were:
- Sandilands located several emails sent by 2Day FM to A-list stars and their managers and publicists, that included negative on-air comments made by Kyle & Jackie O said about celebrities.
- An email from Nova to a KIIS FM client in an attempt to poach said client. Sandilands called it “Dodgy” and also confirmed that the same tactics were not used by ARN.
Reps for both Nova and 2Day FM have been contacted for comment.
Sandilands also revealed that he knows the identity of the owner of a firstname.lastname@example.org email address who has been sending “out of context” audio grabs to media outlets in an attempt to fuel negative stories on the pair.
He said the owner of the email account – who has a high profile role at a competing station – is trying to encourage them not to book their talent on Sandilands’ #1 FM breaky show.
Radio Today reached out to the mailbox owner of email@example.com with an opportunity to respond, but it appears the email account is not active.
“I’m disappointed in the behaviour of these other stations. I know what it’s like, you want to win – not like this,” Sandilands warned.
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) March 29, 2017
On Monday’s show, and as previously reported, Sandilands put Nova and 2Day FM on notice following an episode of Media Watch in which it aired a segment titled ‘Two cities, one prize on Nova stations’.
The ABC TV show labelled NOVA Entertainment “downright dishonest” and called out the network over its workday competitions in both Sydney and Melbourne.
And that put Sandilands on the offensive. “Bringing down the opposition is on Thursday,” he said earlier this week. And today he delivered, albeit a more tamed version under advice from ARN lawyers.